Family-Friendly Events in Lakeland + Polk County

Lakeland Mom has the most comprehensive list of events for kids and families in Lakeland, Florida and Polk County, Florida! Our calendar includes free events and inexpensive activities, as well as special seasonal events. Prefer to see activities for a specific holiday? Check out our Fall + Halloween Guide, Spring Guide, Summer Guide, or our Christmas + Holiday Guide for a huge list of seasonal activities.

DISCLAIMER: While we work hard to keep our calendar updated, we encourage you to check directly with original sources for any last-minute changes or cancellations. All events include a link to the event organizer. Please check directly with event organizers for current mask requirements and safety protocols.

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Monthly Activities for Families

Select the month you’re interested in to find fun things to do near you. These links include activities that run for multiple days/weeks that might not be listed on our daily calendar of events.

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Fun Things to Do in Lakeland + Polk County

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Events in Lakeland + Polk County

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Many attraction closures and event postponements have been announced beginning September 27 due to Hurricane Ian. We are editing our calendar and articles if we receive notice of event changes, but please be sure to check directly with organizers to confirm any events or activities through October 9. A link is provided at the bottom of every event on our calendar and in all articles.

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100+ Things to Do with Kids

Check out our Ultimate List of Things to Do with Kids in Lakeland + Polk County to find indoor fun, outdoor fun, free things to do, seasonal activities, and more.